When and where does the
Town Commission meet?
The Town Commission
meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:30PM in Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Drive
(adjacent to Town Hall). Special meetings and workshops are scheduled on an as-needed basis. All Commission
meeting agendas are posted in Town Hall and on the
Town’s Web site under Video/Agendas on the opening page. Meeting dates are also listed in Town Topics and
posted on Channel 78. Meetings in September usually
cannot be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the
month, because they are not allowed to conflict with
Broward County's public hearings on the County budget.
Are members of the public
allowed to attend meetings?
Does the Commission ever
meet outside of the public?
Yes. On rare occasions,
the Town Commission – to discuss pending litigation or
legal strategy – may meet with the Town Attorney and
Town Manager in private. These “Shade Sessions” are
announced beforehand publicly and are held after the
Commission first opens the meeting in public. Since most
of the discussion involves litigation, it is closed to
the public as allowed under Florida statutes.
How do I learn what’s on
the Town Commission agenda?
The Town Commission’s
agenda is available in Town Hall on the Friday before
the upcoming meeting. The agenda and back-up material is also posted on the
Town’s Web site under Video/Agendas on the opening page. Copies of the agenda and related
back-up material are also available in Jarvis Hall during
Can I speak at regular Town Commission meetings?
Yes. The Town Commission
holds public hearings on all proposed ordinances.
Members of the public are also allowed to speak during
the Public Comments portion of the meeting. Residents
must sign up beforehand. During Public Comments, members of
the public can address the Commission for up to three
How often are Town
Town Commissioners serve four-year terms. The Mayor's term is two years. Since Commission terms
are staggered, the Town holds an election every two years, when the Mayor must also run. The Mayor and four Commissioners are elected
at-large. Commissioners, however, run for specific seats
and must reside in District 1 or District 2, which
divide the Town’s voters into almost even north and
south areas. To qualify to run, you must
reside in Town for at least six months prior to the
When is the next municipal election?
The next Town election is March 13, 2018.
What seats will be on the ballot?
- The mayoral seat held by Mayor Scot Sasser, who has publicly stated he is not seeking re-election.
- Commission Seat 1, now held by Commissioner Elliot Sokolow (District 1).
- Commission Seat 2, now held held by Commissioner Chris Vincent (District 2). Vincent is term-limited and cannot seek a third commission term. He is eligible to run for Mayor.
-Commission Seat 3 (District 1) is now held by Edmund Malkoon, who ran unopposed in 2018 to fill the two years remaining on former Commissioner Mark Brown's term.Brown resigned in December 2017.